Preloaded apps that are safe to freeze/remove....

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by MyEntityRemains, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. MyEntityRemains

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    verizon Nexus that is unlocked, rooted on 4.0.4.......What can I safely remove/freeze?
     
  2. sherri

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    The nexus doesn't come preinstalled with a lot of "bloatware " from what I understand...

    However, certain apps/items you may not want. You can freeze/delete any games or social networking you don't want. I froze email, as I use Kaiten or gmail. Youtube is fine to go, as are google movies. Music apps if you don't use those are "safe" as well. My tablet has a player that is awful. Backed it up,uninstalled, and added TuneWiki Pro as a system app.

    "Books" are gone from phone, but are on tablet...

    Hope some of this helps!

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. BayouFlyFisher

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    Sherri is right - there isn't much bloatware on this phone. However, here's a discussion for you: Apps Safe To Disable

    Good luck
     
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    I have the following disabled, if it helps you any:
    - Android Keyboard (I use SwiftKeyX)
    - Android Live Wallpapers
    - "Black Hole" Wallpaper
    - "Bubbles" Wallpaper
    - com.android.wallpaper.holospiral
    - DRM Protected Content Storage (a good one to stop!)
    - Email
    - Exchange Services
    - Face Unlock
    - Google Search
    - Google TTS Engine
    - "gummy beam" Wallpaper
    - "Magic Smoke" Wallpaper
    - "Music Visualization" Wallpapers
    - News & Weather
    - "Phase Beam" Wallpaper
    - Pico TTS
    - Sound Recorder
    - (Google) Talk
    - Voice Dialer
    - Voice Search

    I am running rooted/unlocked with GummyJar Nexus 0.9.0 ROM which uses Apex Launcher and a different kernel (as well as running Android 4.0.3); that means that a lot of the stock apps don't show up for whatever reason.
    I simply no longer have Google Maps, Books, etc? I don't know if that is a feature of the ROM, but it's odd...
     
  5. dezymond

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    Not really too many apps to disable, I think there were 2 verizon apps preloaded and I disabled one of them, but kept the My Verizon one.
     
  6. Crankintopwater69

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    Verizon App,very useful.
     
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